Tag Archives: Clemson Tigers

An Up and a Down in the Palmetto State

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:22 p.m. In the aftermath of the New Year’s football games, my principal feeling when I got up this morning was bonhomie for the recently suffering South Carolina fans. The Gamecocks came from … Continue reading

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Woe Is the Weekend

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Does the weekend begin on Friday night? It seems reasonable. If so, the highlight of my weekend has been the appearances of Carol Burnett and Lewis Black on The Late Show … Continue reading

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Gleaned from the Borders of My Obsession

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m. I haven’t blogged here in quite a while. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’ve been overwhelmed with the completion of my new stock car racing novel, Lightning in a … Continue reading

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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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How to Make the Big Four Bigger

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m. As I am not noted for moderation, please forgive me this one indiscretion. I am aware that Barry Goldwater said, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty … Continue reading

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The Tide Rolls and the Tigers Fight, Tigers (Fight, Fight)

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:11 a.m. I was up early on New Year’s. I wanted to catch it before the sun came up. Not too early, though, I expect I was asleep by the time of its … Continue reading

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The Landslide Election of Tigertown

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 28, 2016, 10:10 a.m. Were I still the diehard Clemson fan of my youth, I’m sure I would have watched every moment of the Tigers’ 56-7 victory over South Carolina. Who knows? I might even have … Continue reading

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Football Is a Deep Fade

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:14 a.m. My first thought this morning, upon awakening, was … … Gee, whiz, I have to use the bathroom. Emphasis on “whiz.” My second thought was, well, football’s over. Hahahaha. Football is … Continue reading

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I Reckon Things Will Get Back to Normal

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 11:12 a.m. Today is the day of mourning and rationalization in South Carolina. The Clemson fans, having carefully nurtured a feeling of destiny and invincibility, maxed out their credit cards for the once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading

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For My Clemson Friends, Bound for Phoenix and Brimming with Dreams of Glory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 5, 2016, 10:06 a.m. Based on my social-media feed, I would estimate that approximately 10,000 people from here in town are going to watch Clemson play Alabama for the national college football championship in Glendale, … Continue reading

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